Application and Admissions Procedures

Ormonde College of Further Education (OCFE) will commence accepting applications from
9th January 2017

Step 1 – Making an Application

Applicants are encouraged to read the prospectus carefully to ensure that they satisfy the entry requirements for their course of choice.

Applications may be made in any one of three ways:

  • Apply online via the link on this website,
  • Click to download our NEW APPLICATION FORM 2017 2018, complete and return it to the Admissions Office, Ormonde College of F.E., Ormonde Road, Kilkenny,

or

  • Application forms are available on request from the Admissions Office of the College.

Note:

Complete the application form carefully and accurately.  The data you supply on application is used to aid your application and is the data required to be returned to the Department of Education and Skills in the event of registration as a learner at the College.  Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) is a registered Data Controller under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Step 2 – Interview

All applicants to courses at OCFE will be invited to interview.  Applicants are requested to bring an up-to-date curriculum vitae to the interview.  Some courses have specific requirements and these will be detailed in the letter inviting the applicant to interview.  Those applying for entry to the art courses are requested to provide the panel with a selection of samples of their work.  The interview is scored using a number of criteria.  Place offers are made on the basis of these scores.  The college will conduct two rounds of interviews.  See Admissions Schedule 2017/2018 for details.

Step 3 – Communication of Outcome of Interview

The outcome of the interview will be communicated in writing as soon as possible after the interview.  Applicants for vacant places may be contacted by phone once the academic year commences (September).

Step 4 – Acceptance and Pre-Registration

The college will host a pre-registration date in May, following interviews. An applicant can secure their place with the payment of a deposit of €50.  This is non-refundable in the case where the offer is subsequently declined.

Step 5 – Registration

The college will invite successful applicants to complete registration with the payment of all remaining due fees.  This date is generally in late August with the return of teaching staff.

Step 6 – Induction

All learners must attend a scheduled induction.  The purpose of the induction is to familiarise learners with the requirements of the course and general orientation.

Step 7 – Commencement

Classes commence in September and learners are informed at registration of the arrangements for induction and commencement.